Rocker Marilyn Manson was rushed to a New York hospital Saturday after two giant fake pistols he used as stage props came crashing down on his head during a show.
Manson was about 45 minutes into his show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan when the accident occurred.
The singer was doing a cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” when he tried to climb the two guns, which were almost double his height.
The huge prop toppled in an instant, flattening Manson as it knocked him to the stage.
Ciro Castro, a 28-year-old fan from Maspeth, Queens, watched in disbelief from the second row.
“It was so fast, at first I thought it was part of the show. But then I saw the guitarist’s face, and the faces of some of the others who rushed over and they looked scared — really scared,” Castro said. “I was like, ‘Oh, this is not a joke.’”
As the crew rushed to lift the prop off Manson, the singer lay motionless, Castro said.
“He moved for a minute at first but then he was still. They turned off the lights but we could see they were trying to cover him with a blanket,” Castro said.
It took at least 10 minutes for emergency responders to get Manson onto a stretcher.
Castro said fans began to file out after someone turned on the lights and said the concert was over.
“They said Marilyn had been injured and the concert was canceled,” he said.
Watch the moment unfold below. We wonder if Marilyn’s an advocate for gun control…